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Boat Accident in Uganda Kills 107


Members of the Uganda Police Marine Unit participate in rescue efforts after a boat carrying mostly Congolese refugees capsized in Lake Albert southwest of Uganda's capital, Kampala, March 23, 2014.
Members of the Uganda Police Marine Unit participate in rescue efforts after a boat carrying mostly Congolese refugees capsized in Lake Albert southwest of Uganda's capital, Kampala, March 23, 2014.

One hundred and seven people have died after a boat capsized in a lake along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ugandan police said on Monday after recovering more bodies.

The boat carrying mostly Congolese refugees tipped over early on Saturday in Lake Albert. Police say the boat was overloaded, a common factor in similar tragedies in the east African country.

Police said that they estimate about 150 people were on the boat and that they expect no more survivors.

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